Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by Jess Eagle

Help end rampant sexual harassment in STEM

July 19, 2019 | by

Did you know 58% of Americans working in academic research report being sexually harassed? Sexual harassment in academic settings is so pervasive that it’s now ranked second behind only the U.S....
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From Survivors to Activists: ERA Student Clients Speak Out, Support CA Bill

June 26, 2019 | by

Two ERA student clients and survivors of campus sexual assault are sharing their stories and speaking out in support of California Senate Bill 493.  Student survivor client Julia Sanchez wrote an...
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Ban ‘no-rehire’ clauses: YES on AB 749!

June 20, 2019 | by

Retaliation against workers who report sexual harassment is supposed to be illegal. But a current loophole in California law allows employers to include “no-rehire clauses” in settlement agreements,...
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Stand with sexual harassment victims: YES on AB 9!

May 25, 2019 | by

Currently, sexual harassment and discrimination victims in California only have one year to file complaints — much less time than other civil claims, meaning our laws actively discriminate against...
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Every CA deserves Paid Family Leave: Support SB 135

May 22, 2019 | by

Here’s the ugly truth: Despite enacting the nation’s first Paid Family Leave program 15 years ago, only certain privileged Californians are able to access it.   The lack of job protection under...
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#StrongerCA Agenda: These bills are 🔥🔥

May 9, 2019 | by

The gender discrimination we experience at work doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should our solutions. Sexual harassment, unequal pay, lack of affordable child care, retaliation after...
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Support SB 493! CA college students NEED this bill

April 26, 2019 | by

Campus sexual assault is a national epidemic, and current laws are failing our students. Gaps in state law and lack of federal guidance have left students without protection, and colleges without a...
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You’ve got a story. We want to hear it.

April 17, 2019 | by

Our stories are powerful. And when we combine the collective power of our individual stories and experiences, it can build movements and spark real change.   We at Equal Rights Advocates want to hear...
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#BeHEARD Act: The sexual harassment superbill we’ve been waiting for

April 11, 2019 | by

It’s 2019, and somehow millions of U.S. workers still are not protected from sexual harassment or discrimination under our civil rights laws. Service industry employees, domestic workers, and other...
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Ending the pushout of women in scientific research

February 20, 2019 | by

  We’re partnering with women scientists at the Scripps Research Institute to create innovative new policies for curbing sexual harassment in academic sciences and research. The academic sciences...
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